The real spirit of Mancunians is being seen in Manchester city centre this morning.
As community-minded residents and businesses are working together in the clean-up following last night's mindless criminality.
Meanwhile, Greater Manchester Police is publishing photographs of some of the thugs that tried to tear the city centre apart last night. They are asking Manchester residents to help identify the thugs, and are also asking people to help their enquiry by sending any photographs they may have taken. See below for more details.
Hundreds of people have joined councillors, police, businesses, faith workers and council workers in an overwhelming show of community spirit to show the world what real Mancunian spirit is and to get the city open for business as usual.
A wide range of businesses, large and small, are joining in the clean up including Primark with the offer of money to get brushes to help with the mammoth task of cleaning up the criminal damage.
Staff from Lloyds bank and every member of staff at the Manchester Metropolitan University are in the city helping out with the clean up.
Greggs have donated food to the hundreds of helpers, Starbucks have been handing out free coffee and Titanics Kosher cafe in Cheetham Hill have also come into the city with sandwiches and drinks. These are just a small number of the businesses that have flooded the city with offers of help.
Councillor Pat Karney, city centre spokesperson for Manchester City Council said: " The true Mancunian spirit has been shown in Manchester this morning. We have been inundated with offers of help from people and businesses across the city. It has been amazing the way people are pulling together.
"The community has come out to say enough is enough, and that they will not stand by and let thugs try to destroy our city. This was pure criminal behaviour from a minority of people who were intent on looting and rioting and these criminals are not fit to be called Mancunians.
"I want to thank everyone for their kindness and true community spirit and to praise the way the businesses have reacted with the offers of help. We all have an investment in this city and mindless thugs committing criminal acts of the kind seen last night are not going to defeat us."
Jeremy Myers, a Manchester resident who instigated the Twitter alert to get people to the clean up in Piccadilly Gardens this morning, said: "We have had hundreds of ordinary Mancunians drop everything to come into the city centre to help out. I didn't force anyone to come along - they chose to because they love their city as I do.
"And none of us ever want to see such destruction caused by the mindless violence last night ever again. This is the real Manchester that I know and love."
IMAGES OF THE SUSPECTS ARE AVAILABLE ON GMP'S FLICKR SITE.
PEOPLE CAN ALSO SEND ANY IMAGES THEY HAVE BY UPLOADING THEM TO GMP'S FACEBOOK PAGE.